Charcoal Chicken With Grilled Corn and Baby Potatoes

Category, , , CuisineDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins

For incredible results and true charcoal chicken, you need to cook your chicken with lump charcoal. The natural wood flavours from the charcoal and our ‘chicken shop’ seasoning make for the tastiest roast chicken. If you don’t have a charcoal barbecue, don’t worry, this will still be a delicious roast chicken recipe to cook on any Weber barbecue.

 2 kg kilograms whole chicken
 6 tsp teaspoons olive oil, divided
 3 tsp teaspoons sea salt, divided
 5 ½ tsp 1½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
 400 g grams baby potatoes
 4 cobs of corn, shucked
 1 l lemon, halved
‘CHICKEN SHOP’ SEASONING
 ¾ tsp teaspoon garlic granules
 ¾ tsp teaspoon ground cumin
 ¾ tsp teaspoon smoked paprika
 2 ¾ tsp teaspoon sea salt
 ¾ tsp teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 ¾ tsp teaspoon mustard powder
 ½ tsp teaspoon chilli flakes
 ½ tsp teaspoon caster sugar
1

Set up your barbecue for indirect cooking over medium heat (190 to 230°C). If using a Weber Q® barbecue, set up your barbecue with a convection tray and roasting trivet.

2

While the barbecue is preheating, prepare the chicken. Combine all the seasoning ingredients together. Remove any excess fat from around the cavity. Tuck the wingtips behind the chickens back. Tie the legs and tailbone together with kitchen string. Lightly coat the chicken with approximately 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and season with the spice mix.

3

Roast the chicken over indirect medium heat for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until cooked through (see tips).

4

To prepare the baby potatoes and corn; cut any large baby potatoes in half if needed to make the potatoes all approximately the same size. Lightly coat the potatoes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Lightly coat the corn cobs with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

5

When there is 45 minutes left of the chicken cooking time, add the potatoes to the cooking grill in the indirect cooking zone, roast over indirect medium heat for 45 minutes.

6

When there is 12 minutes left of the cooking time, grill the corn over direct medium heat for 12 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes. When there is 4 minutes left, grill the lemon halves, cut side down over direct medium heat, for 4 minutes to caramelise. Remove all ingredients off the barbecue once cooked. Leave the chicken to rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

7

Carve the chicken and serve with the roasted potatoes, corn and drizzle the chicken with the caramelised lemon.

Tips:
8

For best results, use a meat thermometer to know when your chicken is ready. Insert the probe deep into the breast, but not touching the cavity. You can remove the chicken from the barbecue once is reaches 71C and leave to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving, the temperature will continue to rise 3 to 6 degrees to the final safe cooking temperature of 74°C for poultry.

Ingredients

 2 kg kilograms whole chicken
 6 tsp teaspoons olive oil, divided
 3 tsp teaspoons sea salt, divided
 5 ½ tsp 1½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
 400 g grams baby potatoes
 4 cobs of corn, shucked
 1 l lemon, halved
‘CHICKEN SHOP’ SEASONING
 ¾ tsp teaspoon garlic granules
 ¾ tsp teaspoon ground cumin
 ¾ tsp teaspoon smoked paprika
 2 ¾ tsp teaspoon sea salt
 ¾ tsp teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 ¾ tsp teaspoon mustard powder
 ½ tsp teaspoon chilli flakes
 ½ tsp teaspoon caster sugar

Directions

1

Set up your barbecue for indirect cooking over medium heat (190 to 230°C). If using a Weber Q® barbecue, set up your barbecue with a convection tray and roasting trivet.

2

While the barbecue is preheating, prepare the chicken. Combine all the seasoning ingredients together. Remove any excess fat from around the cavity. Tuck the wingtips behind the chickens back. Tie the legs and tailbone together with kitchen string. Lightly coat the chicken with approximately 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and season with the spice mix.

3

Roast the chicken over indirect medium heat for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until cooked through (see tips).

4

To prepare the baby potatoes and corn; cut any large baby potatoes in half if needed to make the potatoes all approximately the same size. Lightly coat the potatoes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Lightly coat the corn cobs with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

5

When there is 45 minutes left of the chicken cooking time, add the potatoes to the cooking grill in the indirect cooking zone, roast over indirect medium heat for 45 minutes.

6

When there is 12 minutes left of the cooking time, grill the corn over direct medium heat for 12 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes. When there is 4 minutes left, grill the lemon halves, cut side down over direct medium heat, for 4 minutes to caramelise. Remove all ingredients off the barbecue once cooked. Leave the chicken to rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

7

Carve the chicken and serve with the roasted potatoes, corn and drizzle the chicken with the caramelised lemon.

Tips:
8

For best results, use a meat thermometer to know when your chicken is ready. Insert the probe deep into the breast, but not touching the cavity. You can remove the chicken from the barbecue once is reaches 71C and leave to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving, the temperature will continue to rise 3 to 6 degrees to the final safe cooking temperature of 74°C for poultry.

Charcoal Chicken With Grilled Corn and Baby Potatoes
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